Christopher Lawrence: Profile

Dr Christopher Lawrence is a consultant nephrologist (kidney specialist) at East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and an honorary consultant nephrologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital (Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust). He specialises in transplantation and general nephrology. He provides private assessment and treatment for a wide range of kidney problems at Spire Harpenden and at Pinehill Hospital in Hitchin.

Training and experience

Dr Christopher Lawrence completed his basic medical training at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School (now part of Imperial College London), qualifying as a doctor in 2001. He worked at St Mary’s Hospital, The Royal Brompton Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital before joining the prestigious North Thames Nephrology Training rotation as a Specialist Registrar.

Dr Lawrence trained in nephrology, transplantation and general medicine at The Hammersmith Hospital, The Lister Hospital, The Hillingdon Hospital and Southend University Hospital, during which time he also gained a master’s degree in law. He was awarded a doctorate by Imperial College in 2014 for his work on transplant immunology undertaken at the Hammersmith Hospital.

Dr Lawrence was appointed as a consultant nephrologist with a specialist interest in transplantation at East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust in 2012 where he is joint clinical lead for transplantation. His NHS post also includes a large general nephrology practice based at The Lister Hospital in Stevenage and St Albans City Hospital. Dr Lawrence also undertakes a weekly transplant clinic at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Clinical interests

Dr Lawrence specialises in the treatment and management of medical kidney problems such as:

  • urinary tract infections
  • kidney stones
  • chronic kidney disease
  • acute kidney injury
  • glomerulonephritis
  • diabetic nephropathy
  • polycystic kidney disease
  • nephrotic syndrome
  • renovascular disease.

He is also experienced in complex multi-system illnesses like vasculitis and lupus, and is used to seeing patients with general medical problems such as hypertension, liaising with other specialists where necessary.

Kidney biposy and line insertions

As a practical nephrologist, Dr Lawrence is skilled in procedures such as kidney biopsy and line insertions. He has a particular expertise in the detection of kidney problems, assessing the significance of any findings and deciding what investigations or treatments may be required.

Understanding the worry and concern that the prospect of kidney disease presents, Dr Lawrence is able to provide calm and confident reassurance where appropriate and is committed to helping patients arrive at the best possible plan of action to address their problems.

Research interests

Dr Lawrence plays an active role in medical research and is currently co-supervising a PhD student at the University of Hertfordshire. He has presented his research at national and international conferences, including the American Society of Nephrologists and the American Transplant Congress and has published articles in leading scientific journals.

Dr Lawrence is a senior author on an abstract on ‘adherence in renal transplant patients’ submitted to this year’s British Renal Society and will be attending the American Transplant Congress in Chicago in Early May

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I specialise in...

  • Kidney disease and injury
  • Multi-system illnesses
  • General medical problems such as hypertension
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Transplantation
  • Medicolegal

Professional details

Qualifications

BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCP(UK), LLM, MRCP(Nephrology), MD

Qualified in 2001 in United Kingdom

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 6028131
    Date of registration: 07-Aug-2002

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Memberships and associations

Christopher Lawrence is a member of the following professional associations and organisations...

Languages spoken

  • English

Latest news

Dr Lawrence is running a weekly transplant clinic for patients in Cambridge.